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2014-01-14 23:23:34

Today marks the launch of an important new report from the Women's League of Burma (WLB) documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases documented since 2010, including 47 gang rapes—perpetrated by the Burmese military in ethnic regions of Burma. New York, NY and Rangoon, Burma (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases documented since 2010, including 47 gang...

2014-01-14 08:27:46

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Amy Morrison Williams, Danijela Jasprica and Danielle James are announcing they are now in development on "The Redeemer," a socially conscious independent feature film that's slated to shoot in New York City and release later this year. Written and directed by Williams ("My Blood" and "The Morrison Project"), "The Redeemer" follows the interweaving stories of wildcard detective Sam Carter, the neighborhood savior, Una, who runs a...

2014-01-11 23:00:11

Author and therapist, Carol Romeo, channels experiences to help others. Glendale, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Victory over Violence: Healing After Domestic Abuse Author and Therapist Channels Experiences to Help Others In the U.S., every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. The affects of domestic violence can continue after the abuse stops, taking form in addictions, depression and anxiety. Author Carol Romeo asks, is it possible to make these feelings disappear for good? In...

2014-01-09 23:25:40

Following a successful pilot, by Text2Them, Inc., that allowed school administrators to intervene in bullying, suicide and other unsafe activities in schools, Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved expanding the “Text 2 Stop it!”™ Program in county schools. Centreville, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Following a successful pilot that allowed school administrators to intervene in bullying, suicide and other unsafe activities in schools, on December 17, 2013...

2014-01-09 23:02:54

Abt Associates has won a contract with the CDC to conduct a survey about the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Abt Associates a contract worth more than $10 million to conduct a national and state level survey on the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. It will also measure...

2014-01-09 08:29:58

Intimate Apparel Retailer Launches Its Next Giving is Beautiful(TM) Soma Bra Donation NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soma Intimates announces its next Giving is Beautiful(TM) Soma Bra Donation. The nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. With more than 600,000 bras collected to date, the scale and scope of the project is a testament to Soma Intimates and the Soma customer's dedication to making a difference in women's...

2014-01-08 16:28:01

Issue is highlighted during month of January LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year more than six-and-a-half million people in the U.S. are victims of stalking. That's just one of many sobering facts about stalking in this country, including: -- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have been stalked during their lifetime -- 66% of female stalking victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner -- 46% of stalking victims experience at least one...

2014-01-08 11:37:13

Intimate partner violence in women (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is linked to termination of pregnancy, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Susan Bewley from Kings College London, also found that intimate partner violence was linked to a women's partner not knowing about the termination of pregnancy. The authors reached these conclusions by reviewing 74 published studies that provided information about experiences...

2014-01-07 23:29:17

The book Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity reveals that the hidden prejudice and discrimination of ageism are destructive forces in abusive families and in our society. The consequences for young citizens and taxpayers are far more egregious than for ageism experienced by the elderly. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Prejudice and discrimination based on age-ageism-is generally regarded as directed against vulnerable elderly persons. In his book Parent Power:...

2014-01-02 16:21:12

Most Popular 2014 Bucket List Items Include Asking For a Raise (74%), Traveling More (87%) and Dating More (65%) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time again, and according to a new Zero Regrets survey by Red Bull with Harris Interactive, while improving overall health continues to remain a top New Year's Resolution priority for women 25-49 (44%) and men 25-49 (31%), their bucket lists for 2014 indicate an interest in professional development (74% plan to ask for a...


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2009-04-28 16:36:07

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to follow this process are all contained together in a standardized kit, originally called a Vitullo kit. Today, they are more commonly referred to as SAEK or rape kits. Louis Vitullo died on January 3, 2006 at Good Shepherd Hospital in...

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